When your garage door has problems opening you may become frustrated. Maybe it just will not open, or it might open a bit and start shutting again, or it may get stuck half-way and refuse to go up or down. Regardless of the issues, there are a few simple solutions which can get you back on track.

First, check the sensors on the door. These are located along the rails on which the door moves up and down and are intended to check for blockages before the door can cause any damage. Clear everything away from them and clean them with a little Windex to ensure they aren’t the issue.

If you are still having problems, check the rail itself. Is it warped at any point or is there something touching or blocking it? It is possible that the mechanism is sticking on some debris or even a nearby object, so clean the rail and clear everything away from it then try again.

Is the garage door still not opening? If so, it is time for all in professional assistance. Something may be wrong with the motor or the door itself, and those are parts of the system you should not fool around with unless you know what you are doing. Ask your friends, family, and neighbors for recommendations so you can find a reliable professional garage door repair company in your area. It is likely that they will be able to show up quickly, get the door working again efficiently, and not cost you a lot for the job. In the end, this can save you a huge headache over wasting time trying to figure it out yourself and then potentially causing more damage than you started with! Trust a professional who has the skills and training to do it right the first time.